Koon Wai Bong

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Koon Wai Bong
管 偉邦
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Born1974 (age 46–47)
Hong Kong
NationalityHong Kong
CitizenshipHong Kong
Alma materThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
OccupationContemporary ink artist
Years active1990-present
EmployerHong Kong Baptist University
TitleAssistant Professor
Websitekoonwaibong.com

Koon Wai Bong(管 偉邦, 1974-). Born in Hong Kong, Koon is a contemporary ink artist,[1] specializing in landscape and forestscape paintings. He is also fond of exploring new media and installation art on the purpose of crossing the boundary of 2-D work, and interpreting and reinterpreting the landscape motifs, the form of painting as well as the concept of brush and ink for the development of his personal style. [2]Since the 1990s, Koon has organised solo exhibitions and joined varied group shows in Hong Kong and the regions of Asia and the world.[3] His artworks were awarded various prizes and collected by museums including Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford), M+ and Hong Kong Museum of Art. He is currently living in Hong Kong and working as an artist and Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University.[4]

Biography

In Koon’s youth, he was interested in visual art subjects like Western art, oil painting and drawing.[5] In 1992, he entered the Department of Fine Arts, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and then shifted to probe into Chinese painting due to the enlightenment of the guohua artist Prof Johnson Chou. He attained his Bachelor degree shortly afterwards through his study of various skills and the concepts of Chinese Literati Painting.[6] Between 2000 and 2002, he studied again in his mother school for the MFA program; and meanwhile, the ink master Lü Shoukun became his role model in search of new possibilities between the Great Tradition and the new explorations.[7] [8]What he is concerned about is how to create something new, and yet without a compromise of the traditional aesthetics and spirit. In 2012, he gained his DFA degree from RMIT, Melbourne.[9]

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References

  1. Koon, Wai Bong. "artist". koonwaibong. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  2. Tang, Hoi Chiu. ‘Teaching and Learning: A Close Affinity between Teachers and Students.’ In Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2017 (PDF). Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong. p. 72-127. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  3. Koon, Wai Bong. "exhibitions". koonwaibong. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  4. Academy of Visual Art. "Academic Staff". Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  5. Tang, Hoi Chiu. ‘Teaching and Learning: A Close Affinity between Teachers and Students.’ In Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2017 (PDF). Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong. p. 72-127. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  6. Tang, Hoi Chiu. ‘Teaching and Learning: A Close Affinity between Teachers and Students.’ In Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2017 (PDF). Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong. p. 72-127. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  7. "An interview by the programme namely 'Hong Kong Art' of 'HKA Ambassador Scheme'". HKAC Ambassador Scheme. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  8. "The Weight of Lightness: Koon Wai Bong on Revitalising Traditions". M+. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  9. Koon, Wai Bong. "'Reworking the Classics: Revitalization of Guohua, Tradition Chinese Painting, in Search of Contemporaneity'. School of Art, College of Design and Social Context" (PDF). doctoral dissertation. Retrieved 1 August 2020.

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